Monday, February 4, 2013

Ribbons or Footballs?? Time to Vote!!

I have a doctor appointment tomorrow. Im hoping that there will be a chance that we get to find out what we are having, but Im not counting on it.

We have my 20 week ultrasound scheduled on February 19th :) I will get to find out this day for sure. Ribbons and Bows or Trucks and Footballs? What is your guess? Vote now, on the right side of the page towards the top. We are not announcing to family until that Saturday or Sunday night so you have til 23rd to vote. :)

Also, if you vote girl, leave a girly M name in the comments. Please. We already have two boy names, but struggling with girl names.

End of 2012

2012 went out with a bunch of great news!!

McKinley practically potty trained herself two months before her 3rd birthday!! Yay! Only one kid in diapers. Its so much cheaper.

After a couple months of re-trying to get pregnant after the loss of our baby in June, we are finally expecting!!! We found out toward the beginning of November and waited until our families Christmas parties to announce. We got Matt's mom and step-mom each an ornament with snowmen on it with the grandkids name, of course an extra one with just an M. For my family we slipped Santa Clause the good news and he told my mom that she could be expecting another grandchild in July. (I wish I could get the video to load)

I have some fun Christmas pictures to share but my computer is not recognizing my SD card, oh well. Here are some pictures from our Family pictures for you to see.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Crazy Buzy

The last three weeks have flown by so fast!!! McKinley started and completed swimming lessons. She is not quite  3 yet, so we had to put her in parent and tot class. She LOVED swim lessons and did very well.

McKinley loved to show off her Ariel swimming suit.
 McKinley holding her graduation certificate!!
Mattisyn is growing so fast. She has been timid about walking and for the past couple of months and would only walk when we held her hand. If we let go she would take a couple of steps and sit down. On July  19th things finally changed. Mattie walked from our bathroom, down the hall to the living room. Yay!! She still prefers to crawl, probably cause its faster, but it wont be long before she is running everywhere.
July 21st we enter Mattisyn in a baby contest. She got the award for cutest hair bow.
Sorry the picture is dark. My camera was being grumpy.

Friday and Saturday we went to Bear Lake, but I forgot my camera.

Today I took Mattie in for her 15 month check-up. My little girl is 20 lbs and 31 inches. The doctor said that she is still growing on the tall side and that she is going to be one tall girl. He also said that with her vocabulary that she is a head for her age group. YAY!! She told the doctor "Thank-You" when he gave her a book. This made me a Proud Momma!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Beautiful Heartbreak

A few weeks ago we were excitedly announcing the news that our three child would be entering our family in January. We had our first ultrasound on 6/6/12. I love the first ultrasound. Being able to see our tiny miracle for the first time. This time around was different. At 8 1/2 weeks along our little one was only measuring 5 1/2 weeks. We were able to see a heartbeat. My doctor was hopeful that there was a possibility that I was pregnant, lost it and got pregnant again. Which would explain the difference in the measurements. Just to make sure the doctor told me to return a week later for another check-up to see what was going on.

One week drug by. Something didn't feel right. We tried to prepare ourselves for the worst. 6/13/12 came. (the day of my appointment) We did another ultrasound. I could barely see the baby. The doctor check for about ten minutes. I couldn't see a heartbeat and knew what the doctor was going to say next. He told us that it was the news he didn't want to have to give us. The baby was still measuring 5 1/2 weeks and the heartbeat was gone. I would have to schedule a D&C. He gave us the option of taking as much time as we needed or I could have it done that week. How do you say good-bye to something you just barely found out about. We went ahead a schedule the surgery for Friday. We had already expected this outcome and thought the sooner the surgery the sooner we could start to heal.

This is something I heard happening to other women and never thought it would happen to me. Its horrible. But our Heavenly Father knows whats best for that Special Spirit. I have to trust in him that this heartbreak will be rewarded in the end and that I will be able to raise my baby. I had an attachment to it from the minute the test turned positive.

I know some women are private about their loss. For me it helps to talk about it. It helps talking to friends and my sweet cousin who just went through the same experience. Knowing that they are strong helps me to know that I can be strong too. One of my friends emailed me one of the prettiest songs that I have ever heard.  Hillary Weeks - Beautiful Heartbreak.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!! A Mother's Day Surprise!!!

Matt and the Girls started Mother's Day a little early for me. Friday they gave me a Mother's ring. Saturday they took me out to eat and shopping!!

Sunday, we went with My Parents, Kaylee, AJ, Matt's Dad and Step Mom to Olive Garden. The girls colored super cute flower pots for all the Grandmas and Great-Grandmas. Matt and I gave each one of the Moms and our Grandmas a cute picture book with some of the pictures from Mattisyn's One Year Old photo shoot. Towards the end of the pictures we included a surprise.......

Yay!!! We couldnt be more excited!! Our little family will be complete. Matt and I dont really care if its a boy or a girl. When McKinley was first asked she replied a Boster. haha. Matt said one of each. I said no. :)
Now when McKinley is asked she replies a sister.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pictures from Mattisyn's One Year Photo Shoot.

Warning: I posted quite a few photos.

My Baby girls is so Beautiful. She could be a model. Our Photographer got a bunch of great shots.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1st Birthday

Happy First Birthday to Our Little Mattie!!!!!!
I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. Both girls have grown alot. We couldnt imagine our lives without them.

We had a fun lady bug party for Mattisyn. I wasnt able to get her to smash her cake. She just lightly touched. (What a Girl)

Birthday Girl with her Papa Alan.

Family that came to Party with us.

Aunt Kaylee and Ucle AJ

Cousin Mindy and her little boy Carter (we are so excited to have them come visit and will be sad when they go back to Germany)

Lindsey and Aunt Jana

Granny Annie and Grandma Joni
Cousin Cid and Abby
(somehow Braden, Kace and Kolton escaped all pictures)

Grandma Wendee and Grandma Dahl

Grandpa and Grandma Erickson

Grandma Dahl with the Birthday Girl

We missed having Grandma and Grandpa Norman - they had a graduation to attend
Uncle Matt and Aunt Amber - vacation without kids (Yay for them)
Grandpa and G-G Day - Grandpa was to weak to be traveling.

We had a great time. Thanks to everyone for coming and supporting our baby girl on her big day!!!!